Showbiz Kids: The Steely Dan Story, 1972–1980

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Showbiz Kids:
The Steely Dan Story, 1972–1980
Showbiz Kids - The Steely Dan Story, 1972-1980.jpg
Compilation album by Steely Dan
Released November 14, 2000
Recorded 1972-80
Genre Rock
Length 2:38:24
Label MCA Records
Producer Walter Becker, Donald Fagen
Steely Dan chronology
The Best of Steely Dan: Then and Now
(1993)The Best of Steely Dan: Then and Now1993
Showbiz Kids: The Steely Dan Story, 1972-1980
(2000)
Steely Dan: The Definitive Collection
(2006)Steely Dan: The Definitive Collection2006

Showbiz Kids: The Steely Dan Story, 1972–1980 is a two-disc compilation album by Steely Dan, released in 2000. The exact same compilation (all tracks in the same sequence) was also in 2009 re-released in UK under the title The Very Best of Steely Dan.

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Track listing[edit]

All songs by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, unless otherwise noted.

Disc one[edit]

No. Title Original album Length
1. "Do It Again" Can't Buy a Thrill, 1972 5:56
2. "Dirty Work" Can't Buy a Thrill 3:08
3. "Reelin' in the Years" Can't Buy a Thrill 4:37
4. "Only a Fool Would Say That" Can't Buy a Thrill 2:57
5. "Change of the Guard" Can't Buy a Thrill 3:39
6. "Bodhisattva" Countdown to Ecstasy, 1973 5:18
7. "The Boston Rag" Countdown to Ecstasy 5:40
8. "Show Biz Kids" Countdown to Ecstasy 5:26
9. "My Old School" Countdown to Ecstasy 5:46
10. "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" Pretzel Logic, 1974 4:32
11. "Night by Night" Pretzel Logic 3:40
12. "Pretzel Logic" Pretzel Logic 4:32
13. "Any Major Dude Will Tell You" Pretzel Logic 3:08
14. "Black Friday" Katy Lied, 1975 3:41
15. "Bad Sneakers" Katy Lied 3:21
16. "Doctor Wu" Katy Lied 3:55
17. "Any World (That I'm Welcome To)" Katy Lied 3:55
18. "Chain Lightning" Katy Lied 2:59

Disc two[edit]

No. Title Original album Length
1. "Kid Charlemagne" The Royal Scam, 1976 4:38
2. "Don't Take Me Alive" The Royal Scam 4:16
3. "Haitian Divorce" The Royal Scam 5:51
4. "The Fez" (Becker, Fagen, Paul Griffin) The Royal Scam 4:02
5. "Here at the Western World" Greatest Hits, 1978; originally recorded for The Royal Scam 4:01
6. "Black Cow" Aja, 1977 5:10
7. "Aja" (Extended version) Aja 8:00
8. "Deacon Blues" Aja 7:36
9. "Peg" Aja 4:00
10. "Josie" Aja 4:35
11. "FM (No Static at All) (Remix)" Citizen Steely Dan, 1993; originally from the FM soundtrack, 1978 5:06
12. "Babylon Sisters" Gaucho, 1980 5:49
13. "Hey Nineteen" Gaucho 5:07
14. "Time Out of Mind" Gaucho 4:12
15. "Third World Man" Gaucho 5:13